The foundation of the agency’s recruit training is an extensive manual titled Field Training Program for Probationary Officers. The agency’s field training program is least 21 weeks in duration, with both classroom and field components.

Certification for solo patrol will be the decision of the field-training unit, which is comprised of all field-training officers, the first sergeant and the chief of police. (Note: Probationary officers with previous law enforcement experience or graduates of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy’s Basic Course who demonstrate the ability to exceed standards in all evaluation guidelines areas, may, upon recommendation of the F.T.O. team, achieve certification prior to the conclusion of the standard 21 week field training program through the early release option.) The selection of the agency’s field training officers shall be conducted at the discretion of the chief or his/her designee.